"Coxcombs" by Christina Wegman, copyright
"The Wanderer" by Christina Wegman, copyright
"The Prophet of the Woods (Der Waldprophet)" by Christina Wegman, copyright
"Franz Marc once said that art was in many ways similar to religion; I tend to take this thought a step further by saying that art is an inherently spiritual activity. Even the seemingly ultra-modern abstractions of Kandinsky would not have been so movingly ethereal had it not been for his Russian Orthodox Christian beliefs and admiration of traditional Bavarian glass paintings (usually overtly Christian in theme), just as the spirituality of many other artists has inspired some of the most noble, magnificent works in history. While my paintings seldom depict concretely religious scenes, I am certain that they reflect the spirit and longing for greater good that comes from faith and meditation. They are explorations of the forming of the universe, an expression of awe at nature, a statement of desire to fully realize my surroundings, a quest to understand a universal order to things and people, and my way of translating such thoughts into a medium that can be understood by others. Many things in the world often seem to actively attempt to pull us away from God—anger, disappointments, educational trends, societal tensions, the cruelty that can manifest itself in human interactions—it is my time spent at the easel which brings me back to contemplations of divinity and of inner peace.